[Lab] Rocket nose cone

Emily Daniels emily.daniels at gmail.com
Wed Mar 30 11:18:29 EDT 2011

Hi Mike,

I'd recommend Shapelock- http://shapelock.com/index.html. It's heat
activated molding plastic that melts in hot water and molds like wax without
shorting electrical components, dries at room temperature and is
reusable. It will dry white, but the LEDs can shine through it if you apply
less of a coating to them.


On Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 11:06 AM, mike Jans <mjans at live.com> wrote:

>  Hi,
> I'm building a model rocket from scratch. I want to make a nose cone that
> is lightweight, but also translucent as I plan to pack it with LED's so it
> can glow/flash etc. I was thinking of making it out of fiberglass but I
> would then need to make a mold to cast it on. Any suggestions on what to
> make the mold out of, or how to make it? I'm open to alternative materials
> too, as long as it's translucent.
> The nose cone will be about 10" long (with 1" inside the body tube) and
> about 2" in diameter.
> Thanks,
> Mike
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